robotics

The future tech helping battle the pandemic
Technology

The future tech helping battle the pandemic

We’ve struggled to find a use for chatbots, 3D printers and drones, but innovative tech is now being used to fight COVID-19
11 Aug 2020
Robots are supposed to steal our jobs – so why haven’t they during the coronavirus crisis?
artificial intelligence (AI)

Robots are supposed to steal our jobs – so why haven’t they during the coronavirus crisis?

Robots are already making some progress in healthcare settings, but they need more support if they're to make a real difference
13 Jul 2020
Boston Dynamics announces commercial sales of Spot Robot
automation

Boston Dynamics announces commercial sales of Spot Robot

Boston Dynamics launches its first online sales offering with Spot Robot
19 Jun 2020
Changing the Games: Why Tokyo 2020 will be the most technologically advanced Olympics yet
digital transformation

Changing the Games: Why Tokyo 2020 will be the most technologically advanced Olympics yet

Japan is hoping to amaze athletes and fans alike at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with a host of cutting-edge innovations. Can it deliver on its p…
23 Mar 2020
How to build a Raspberry Pi-powered robot
Hardware

How to build a Raspberry Pi-powered robot

Want to create your own tiny PiBot? Here's how
13 Jun 2018
Robotics experts write killer robots to the UN
public sector

Robotics experts write killer robots to the UN

Autonomous weapons threaten to be the “third revolution in warfare”
21 Aug 2017
IT Pro Panel: Can AI help CIOs do their jobs better?
Business strategy

IT Pro Panel: Can AI help CIOs do their jobs better?

AI doesn’t want to rule the world, it just wants to help you improve payroll
30 Jun 2017
Google sells robot arms to SoftBank
Business strategy

Google sells robot arms to SoftBank

Boston Dynamics and SHAFT snapped up by Japanese firm
9 Jun 2017
Budget 2017: Tech industry welcomes skills investment
Analysis

Budget 2017: Tech industry welcomes skills investment

But vendors believe broadband funding should go further
9 Mar 2017
Boston Dynamics' robot is 'nightmare inducing'

Boston Dynamics' robot is 'nightmare inducing'

The company's Handle robot has been leaked in a video after it was shown to investors
3 Feb 2017
Government promises more AI and robotics investment
Money
Business strategy

Government promises more AI and robotics investment

It will also offer up funding to further STEM education and make the UK more competitive
24 Jan 2017
Dutch robot wins Amazon industrial automation challenge
Business strategy

Dutch robot wins Amazon industrial automation challenge

Team Delft score $50,000 prize in warehouse sorting competition
6 Jul 2016
Boston Dynamics unveils newest 'robodog', SpotMini
Business strategy

Boston Dynamics unveils newest 'robodog', SpotMini

New 'bot shown performing household tasks like loading dishwasher
24 Jun 2016
Why Google wants to sell Boston Dynamics
Business strategy

Why Google wants to sell Boston Dynamics

Internal divisions and PR concerns have reportedly led to sale
18 Mar 2016
AI ‘will make 5 million people redundant by 2020’
News

AI ‘will make 5 million people redundant by 2020’

Financial sector and low-skilled workers most at risk, says WEF
18 Jan 2016
Government commits to leadership in robotics industry
Business strategy

Government commits to leadership in robotics industry

Local and national investment is needed to make the UK a leader in emerging tech
23 Mar 2015
Robots will replace humans, take our jobs
Careers & training

Robots will replace humans, take our jobs

Tech automation could affect third of UK jobs, with lower-paid roles most likely to be replaced
11 Nov 2014
Elon Musk describes AI as 'summoning the devil'
Business strategy

Elon Musk describes AI as 'summoning the devil'

The Tesla and Space X founder thinks super-intelligent computers could be more of a threat than nuclear war
28 Oct 2014
Foldable robot constructed from children's toy
innovation
Hardware

Foldable robot constructed from children's toy

The machine has been created by researchers at the Wyss Institute and can operate by itself, without any human intervention
11 Aug 2014
Jibo the social robot gets $300k funding in 24 hours
Hardware

Jibo the social robot gets $300k funding in 24 hours

MIT professor wants Jibo the robot to be part of your family
17 Jul 2014
Government invests £150m to kickstart UK robotics industry
Business strategy

Government invests £150m to kickstart UK robotics industry

Government's "Great Challenge" hopes to make UK a world-beater in the robotics market by 2025
1 Jul 2014
Pepper personal robot can read human emotions
Business strategy

Pepper personal robot can read human emotions

Japanese comms giant Softbank announced the humanoid robot, which uses sensors to detect how you’re feeling
6 Jun 2014
Intel showcases robots, wireless charging & smart cars
Business strategy

Intel showcases robots, wireless charging & smart cars

Jimmy the Robot & Ultrabooks with embedded 3D cameras coming this year
14 May 2014